less than six hours later she was found dead outside her home by a neighbor’s daughter in Calera on Jan. 13. She was wearing only a sports bra, despite temperatures being in the low 30s, with blood dripping out of her head, AL.com reported, citing a witness.
Police found a cell phone next to her body and also a bottle of alcohol known as Lucid, a type of absinthe.
Investigators are looking into whether her online persona had anything to do with her mysterious death.
The surveillance footage shows Kathleen West shopping and laughing inside a liquor store, hours before her nude body was found in her driveway bleeding from the head, with a liquor bottle and cellphone beside her
The surveillance footage shows Kathleen West shopping and laughing inside a liquor store, hours before her body was found. The footage, which was shot on Jan. 12, was the last time the 42-year-old Alabama mother was seen alive.
West reportedly, bought the bottle of absinthe at R&R Wine and Liquor the night before her body was discovered. The store’s surveillance video shows her pulling up in a black Chevy with a man who looks like her husband.
Inside Edition reports that Kat was seen wearing a striped top, a leather jacket, jeans and wedges. ‘She sure seemed to be in a happy mood and at one point the guy gives her a playful pat on the behind’.
Stacey Oglesby, a liquor store clerk told Inside Edition: “They bought a bottle of Jameson and a bottle of Lucid absinthe and made their purchase and went on their way. Everything was normal,” Oglesby said.
Kathleen West however, had another personae which thrived online. In the guise of her alter ego ‘Kitty Kat west’, she portrayed screen goddess Marilyn Monroe and loved to post wholesome photos with her family but she was also leading a double life, posting wild and x-rated selfies in low-cut tops, as well as, nudes.
She also had a subscription-only adult website, where for a monthly subscription of $15.99, punters could view risqué and X-rated photographs of “Kitty Kat West.”
Kat was her family nickname.
Just six days before her death, Kat posted the leading message: “Happy sinful Sunday. New pics up on site. Please check out my subscription,” on her Instagram page.
“It is not like that. It doesn’t necessarily mean indiscretion. They’re just pictures!” – Sandie Kay, friend and member of The Cougar Club,
Kat was also a member of The Cougar Club, a social media site where women over 35 post provocative photos. The online site says it is meant for ‘For Men Who Love Mature, Experienced Women’.
“I wish for everyone to stop trying to connect online photos to her passing,” Sandie Kay, who’s a member of The Cougar Club, told Inside Edition.
“It is not like that. It doesn’t necessarily mean indiscretion. They’re just pictures!”
“I wish for everyone to stop trying to connect online photos to her passing,” friend Sandie Kay told Inside Edition. “It is not like that. It doesn’t necessarily mean indiscretion. They’re just pictures!
Alabama mom who led secret second life online found dead outside home
A nude Kathleen ‘Kitty Kat’ West was found dead, lying on her driveway on Jan 13. Her husband and daughter were in the home at the time
Implicated? College campus cop William Jeffery West [left], was captured on the last Surveillance video, beside his online exhibitionist wife Kathleen West [right]. That night on Jan 12, was the last time she was seen alive
“The Kat that I knew was extremely supportive of every woman she was in contact with, a loving mom, giving and always had a smile,” she added. “She was beautiful and loved being photographed.”
Kathleen was a member of “The Cougar Club,” where women over 35 posted photos, according to Inside Edition.
Her body was found outside her home in Calera, Alabama in the early hours of Jan 13
Surveillance video showed West with her husband the last night she was seen alive. “They came in, it looked like they were on their date night,” liquor store employee, Oglesby told Inside Edition.